Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office releases more details in missing person case

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PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — The Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office has released more details in the search for Zachary Pruitt, who was last seen at Frank’s restaurant in the Tightsqueeze area near Chatham on the evening of July 29.

His twin sister, Rikki Pruitt, who lives in Florida, is asking that anyone with any information about where he might be or anyone who may have seen him, to come forward. She says her brother left behind his phone and his wallet and that isn’t like him.

“That’s not really like him. People our age have their phone on them 24/7,” said Rikki.

She says she talks to her twin brother Zachary a few times a week, but it’s been seven days since she’s heard from him and now she’s worried.

“His wallet has his debit card in it. So I don’t know that he has any money or anything like that. And he didn’t show up for work, which is not like him either,” Rikki said.

Deputies say he was last him at Frank’s Pizza in the Chatham area. Another one of his sisters came up from North Carolina to look for him and placed fliers around town.

“We just really hope that someone sees him. That he’s ok. Whatever the case is, we’ll work through that later on. We just want him to be home and ok,” Rikki said.

The Sheriff’s Office says Pruitt may be operating a dark gray 2006 Pontiac G6, similar to the one pictured below:

The vehicle may also have Virginia license plates with the number 4876UT and a “Don’t tread on me” logo as seen below:

“I spoke with one of the cops today. And most people that go missing, they have their cell phones for tracking them, or OnStar on their car for tracking, or some idea or bases of where they are, but with him, we just have no idea,” Rikki said.

She says if they haven’t found or heard from him by this weekend, she is flying up from Florida to meet up with their other sister and look for him together.

The Aware Foundation says Pruitt almost always wears a baseball cap, has a deer tattoo on his left leg, numbers on his right shoulder and a tattoo on one of his wrists that looks like a 7.

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Zachary Pruitt or has communicated with him recently should call the Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office at (434) 432-7931 or email sar@pittgov.org.

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